NSSBL Notes

Dartmouth Retires West's #14
08.24.21
The NSSBL would like to congratulate Greg West on having his #14 retired by the Dartmouth Moosehead Dry - a well deserved honor. West, a long-time member of the Dry, is held in high regard as both a timely performer and a respected teammate. A consistent top talent throughout the regular season, West was known to raise-his-game even higher during NSSBL playoffs and National showdowns - "a perfect combination of class and clutch." Pictured below, left-to-right, are Chris Head, Dan Comeau, Greg West, and Jeff Reeves during West's ceremony at Beazley Field (08.15.21).

West Career Stats (franchise rank):
PA - 2895 (1st)
BA - .356 (5th)
HR - 108 (2nd)
RBI - 593 (3rd)
H - 863 (1st)
2B - 147 (2nd)
SB - 90 (3rd)
R - 629 (2nd)
Record Most HRs in a Game - 4
 
Awards:
2009 NSSBL MVP
2-Time NSSBL Playoff MVP
10-Time NSSBL All-Star
2000 Gary MacDonald Gold Glove/Bat Award
2-Time Batting Champion 
3-Time Senior Nationals All-Star Team
2-Time Senior National Champion
2-Time Roy Hobbs WS Champion
16-Time NSSBL Champion 
 
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Wright Wins Susan McEachern Award

08.15.21
The Susan McEachern Award is given each year to a volunteer that has made exceptional contributions to the Nova Scotia Senior Baseball League community. This year's winner is Cecil Wright. Although he needs no introduction to fans of the Nova Scotia sporting scene, the NSSBL is pleased to single-out Cecil for his years of service with Halifax baseball and the NSSBL. Pictured below are, left to right, Aaron Ferguson, Cecil Wright, Jim McEachern, and Ken Long during Sunday's ceremony. 
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Jake Pelham Wins MacDonald Award

07.19.21

Congratulations to Jake Pelham for winning The Gary MacDonald Memorial Golden Glove & Bat Award for the 2019 season. Pelham received the award for his outstanding play in racking-up the most player-of-the-game awards during the 2019 season. Below, Pelham is pictured with members of Gary MacDonald's family, Sooners' veteran Cory Christie, and NSSBL President Stephen Ranni. Special thanks to the MacDonald family for being present at Sunday's ceremony. 

Final Regular Season Standings

1. Dartmouth

2. Sydney

3. Kentville

4. Halifax

Updated 09.01.21

         W-L          GB          Strk

17-5

16-10

10-13

7-17

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3

7.5

11

W1

W9

W3

L8

NSSBL Playoff Schedule

FINALS - Sydney vs. Dartmouth

Best of Seven

Dartmouth leads 2-0

Game One: Dartmouth wins 9-2

Game Two: Dartmouth wins 17-7

09/25/21: Dartmouth at Sydney - 3:05pm

09/25/21: Dartmouth at Sydney - 7:05pm

09/26/21: Dartmouth at Sydney - 1:05pm

10/02/21: Sydney at Dartmouth - 7:05pm

10/03/21: Sydney at Dartmouth - 1:05pm

Game One On-Field Incident

After reviewing the umpires ejection reports from Game One of the NSSBL Finals, in accordance with the disciplinary provisions set out in the NSSBL Constitution, the following suspensions are effective immediately following Game One:

 

Dartmouth

Mike Reeves three games for instigating a fight

Julian Trider three games for instigating a fight

Sydney

Chris Farrow two games for fighting

Kenny Long one game (second offence)  

Kentville vs. Sydney

Sydney Wins Series 3-0 

Game One: Sydney wins 7-3

Game Two: Sydney wins 7-4

Game Three: Sydney win 4-2 

Halifax vs. Dartmouth

Dartmouth Wins Series 3-0

Game One: Dartmouth wins 4-1

Game Two: Dartmouth wins 6-1

Game Three: Dartmouth wins 2-0

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Jake Sanford

Hudson Valley Renegades

High-A East

Jake Sanford Watch - Update 09.16.21

Sanford is hitting .268 with eight HRs, 28 RBI, two stolen bases and a .804 OPS across 179 ABs with the Renegades. 

07.13.21 - after hitting .291 across 203 ABs with seven homers, 31 RBIs, a .370 OBP, and .808 OPS, Sanford has been promoted to the Hudson Valley Renegades, the Yankees' High-A affiliate. Alumni of the Hudson Valley Renegades, formerly of the New York-Penn League, include Josh Hamilton, Evan Longoria and fellow Canadian Ryan Dempster. 

07.10.21 - drafted 105th overall by the New York Yankees in the 2019 MLB Draft, the former Dartmouth outfielder continues in the Yankees minor league system. At present, Sanford is with the Low-A Southeast's Tampa Tarpons. Alumni of the Tarpons include Johnny Bench, Pete Rose, and then minor league ballplayer and future WWF legend Randy Poffo (aka. Randy Macho Man Savage).

Follow Sanford's progress at the links below:

- Jake Sanford Baseball Reference

- Hudson Valley Renegades - milb.com

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Christian MacLeod

Mississippi State

The NSSBL in Mississippi and Minnesota - it was just a matter of time. Christian MacLeod, son of former Sydney Sooners pitcher Kevin MacLeod, has been drafted 159th overall by the Minnesota Twins. Over his college career, MacLeod owns a 33.4% K-Rate with an Opponent's Batting Average of just .226. This past season MacLeod struck out 113 batters over 82.2 innings as MacLeod's Mississippi State Bulldogs captured the 2021 College Baseball World Series over Vanderbilt. MacLeod was ranked 113th among MLB prospects heading into the MLB Draft. 

 

Follow MacLeod's progress at the links below:

- Mississippi State

- Christian MacLeod Baseball Reference

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Covid Protocols

Each team will be following Covid protocols until otherwise directed. Fans are permitted to attend games with the expectation of following appropriate protocols at all times. A safe return to the ballpark is the priority of the NSSBL.